January 31, 2007

My Irony Meter Just Pegged

Barak Obama, Democratic Senator from Illinois: "The arguments of liberals are more often grounded in reason and fact."

Mary Landrieu, Democratic Senator from Louisiana: "we 'would have been better off if the terrorists had blown up our levees.'"

Comedy gold.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 31, 2007 01:29 PM

Obama's comment was accurate IMHO. The country is in a sad state specifically because of the lies and obfuscation of the administration. With recent history in mind, it is easy to see where Obama was going with his comments. For the comments of Landrieu, she was referring to the fact that if terrorists blew up the levees, they would probably have been fixed long before now. The words they spoke are clear, and in english. Why is it necessary to read stuff into the words?

Posted by: Tom at January 31, 2007 04:22 PM

Hey, come to think of it. If Obama had bangs and pointy ears, he would bear a striking resemblance to Mr. Spock.

Posted by: Tbird at January 31, 2007 05:09 PM

Tom, are you using "fixed" in the same sense that I used "fixed" when I said while leaving Manhattan just yesterday, "I'm glad they fixed that site by building the new tower. I could see for miles from the observation deck".

Yup, the Administration is the one that lies and obfuscates. IMHO, of course.

Posted by: Dusty at January 31, 2007 05:41 PM

The REAL irony of it all is, as I sit here in Manhattan, we haven't received the aid he promised us either.

Posted by: Jody at January 31, 2007 05:50 PM

I find most of the arguments liberals use to be based on logical fallacy. Tom illustrates this beautifully and adds to the irony of the original post.

He profers that the country is in a "sad state" and offers no metric to support what is an opinion. Opinion stated as fact does not make it fact. It makes it an unsupported assertion.

I find liberal arguments to be based mostly on ad hominem (Bush is dumb, cowboy, Hitler, etc), appeals to authority (2000 scientists say man is causing global warming), appeals to ignorance (the federal government did little or nothing after Katrina), false dilemmas (if you do not support X government wealth redistribution scheme, people will starve/go without healthcare).

Posted by: w3 at January 31, 2007 06:05 PM

Jody, what aid have "we" not received that he promised?

Posted by: Dusty at January 31, 2007 08:04 PM

They just whining that NYC only gets over $100M/year in DHS booty.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at January 31, 2007 09:28 PM

Quit helping out, Purple. I asked Jody. :-)

Posted by: Dusty at February 1, 2007 01:49 AM